#017: How time plays a part in creativity & music - Chevy Long from Indian Summer

By Jordan Michaelides
June 07, 2017

Chevy Long, Indian Summer

Image: Chevy Long (right) & Gabe Gleeson of Indian Summer

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Chevy Long ( @indiansummerau ) is one half of electronic duo Indian Summer, and creator of apparel line Classy Duds. It’s always fascinating to get into the heads of creative minds, and particularly with Chevy, there is an emphasis on valuing your time to focus on what you truly enjoy in life. A great episode for anyone willing to pursue their creative passions and think laterally, irrespective of how long the journey is to get there. Over the course of this episode you’ll learn that Chevy is actually a man of many hats, and has skills to apply over a multitude of areas.


In this episode we discussed:

  • The beginning of Indian Summer

  • Opportunities to travel via touring

  • Insights into America & Trump

  • Embracing change in life

  • Plans for Indian Summer in the future

  • Managing the creative process

  • The production of a track

  • What makes a song successful

  • The business model of music

  • Electronic music motivators or mentors

  • Best and worst advice in starting out in music

  • His interest in sustainable housing

  • His most worthwhile investment of time (and money)

Enjoy the episode,
Jordan & Lauren


Show notes

  • On the beginning of Indian Summer {04:36}

  • Opportunities to travel via touring {22:15}

  • Insights into America & Trump {25:45}

  • On embracing change in life {28:48}

  • Plans for Indian Summer in the future {34:40}

  • Managing the creative process {36:55}

  • The production of a track {41:48}

  • What makes a song successful {46:58}

  • On music genre trends {55:28}

  • Tools and software {57:03}

  • The business model of music {58:40}

  • Electronic music motivators or mentors {01:05:28}

  • Best and worst advice in starting out in music {01:10:28}

  • Apparent failures that have turned into a good thing {01:16:10}

  • If he had to do a TED talk, what it would it be on? {01:18:49}

  • On his interest in sustainable housing {01:19:18}

  • Stress relief - meditation, journalling or exercise {01:29:20}

  • What he’s currently listening to {01:31:00}

  • Favourite non-musical sounds {01:32:06}

  • Books he’d recommend {01:33:16}

  • Lessons learnt from his parents {01:35:53}

  • On his most worthwhile investment of time (and money) {01:39:38}


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